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Volkswagen's US sales plunged 25 percent in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German automaker said Tuesday. VW froze sales of diesel car models in the United States on November 4 after new accusations on the use of software that cheats on emissions tests. "Volkswagen was lucky to hold its own in the months immediately following the revelation of the emissions problems, but its luck on sales ran out in November," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst for Autotrader.
US auto sales continued to accelerate in November with the Detroit Three carmakers on Tuesday forecasting further growth in the months to come. GM and Fiat Chrysler forecast that the overall annual sales pace for the industry would top 18 million vehicles once all carmakers have reported their November results. "We believe US auto sales will continue to grow in 2016, based on the underlying strength of the economy," said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM chief economist.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The attorney for a Cleveland man accused of kidnapping his son in 2002 and creating a life for them under new identities says the now-18-year-old recently reconnected with his mother in Alabama.